Top 15 Movies That Changed Cinema

3. Jaws (1975)
Considered the first true summer blockbuster, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws forever changed the landscape of films and ushered us into the modern age of movie marketing. Up until 1975, films would released in a handful of theaters and studios would allow newspapers to spread the word as they slowly released the film into other parts of the country. Jaws bucked that trend by releasing an unheard of series of 30 second commercials during prime time in the days before the first ever nationwide release. The media derided the practice at the time, but’s it’s unapologetic success guaranteed that the industry was changed forever.


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